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Aug 25, 2013 9:00am EDT
birth rate, unemployment, failure to graduate, functional illiteracy in detroit. this is a major urban environment. a major failure. this shows the world america has made great strides and americans made great strides but we have a lot of challenges. we need to move into 2013 and take these views on in our current environment. education is the civil rights issue today what we do as a nation is we degrade and we lose our culture, our work force. we lose our ability. america is the land of opportunity. if you're not educated, you can't take advantage of that opportunity. >> you know, 50 years after the march on washington, one of the questions is how much longer the government should give special treatment to minorities? back in 2003 then justice sandra day o'connor was the swing vote upholding continued racial preference necessary college tuition. she said that should end back then in 25 years. she backed off that 25-year deadline. but at some point does affirmative action, does special treatment need to end? >> i think president obama addressed that before saying perhaps we should be l
Aug 4, 2013 6:00am PDT
detroit. >> the biggest organ ever made had five keyboards. >> reporter: what year. march 1926 the same month i was born. >> reporter: do you feel a kin dread spirit with that organ. >> i would say i think so. reporter: that explains his wurlitzer but what about the rest of the place? >> then they started tearing down all these beautiful movie theaters around the country. i thought why not pick up some of these junk and make it look like a movie palace. >> reporter: which leads me to this question. why would anybody want that? >> because they're crazy. reporter: a few years ago word got out that fred had this theater and the tour buses have been stopping by ever since. >> right down between those traffic cones and be careful. >> reporter: which is fine by fred. in fact, he says he has a responsibility to share this place. >> this is beautiful. reporter: here's the way i look at life. this is a gift that god gave me. and i think i owe something. that is why i have people coming around here. they say god works in mysterious ways. if this is one of those ways, lord knows what he's try
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